There is no better way to experience the stone-fruit season and our beautiful countryside than our Pick-Your-Own orchard! It’s a fun day out for all ages – there is lots to see and do at Ballinaclash. While you are here, why not try your hand at making your own cherry pie, sample our award-winning wines at our cellar door and take some of our delicacies home as a gift or to enjoy later. Our farmgate shop sells icecream, pies, cordial, jams and lots of other delicious homemade treats.
2018 is well underway and we are busy with all the tasks that winter brings – read more about that here.
We are looking forward to what this year will bring and can’t wait to share the 2018 season with you. It is shaping up to be a great one! As you would appreciate, due to our dependence on the weather, it’s too early to say exactly when cherries will begin, but usually mid-November to mid-December is a good time to visit. Keep an eye on this website, our Facebook page or Instagram feed for updates regarding season opening.
Don’t forget that you can purchase our wines and many of our delicacies through our online shop all year round.
Open 7 days a week, 8am – 5pm during the season (currently closed).
Entry is free.
You are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy our shady picnic area
Frequenly Asked Questions
Everything you need to know for a visit to Ballinaclash!
How do I get to Ballinaclash Pick Your Own Orchard and Cellar Door?
Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door is located 6km south of Young in south west New South Wales.
If you are using a GPS the address you should put in is 4321-4335 Olympic Highway Young (South) New South Wales. This is most accurate using Google Maps.
We are about 4 hours from Sydney and 2 hours from Canberra.
When is the cherry season?
It is difficult to give an exact answer to this as it depends a lot on the weather. Usually however, we have pick your own cherries from mid-November to mid-December. Our shed shop and Cellar Door is open 7 days a week during this time and up until Christmas.
We generally have pick your own apricots and early plums late November/early December.
Our white cherries also come in around this time. Sour cherries are a little later.
When does the cherry season begin?
The cherry season generally begins around Melbourne Cup Day however because we are so dependent on the weather, each season varies.
We try and keep this website up to date with information regarding each season, so keep an eye on it. Our Facebook page is also a good source for up to date information. Alternatively feel free to contact us via phone or email for updates regarding the season.
What do I need to bring when I come cherry picking?
It’s a good idea to bring a hat and sunscreen. Enclosed shoes are best but it’s up to you!
When do the pick-your-own apricots start?
As with all of our fruit, the ripening is weather dependent. The apricots usually start at the beginning of December however they could be slightly earlier or later.
If you keep an eye on this website or our social media, we will keep you updated; alternatively feel free to contact us for more information.
What's the weather like?
We are open by appointment throughout the year - groups are welcome to join us for a wine tasting and to browse our farmgate shop.
During the Cherry Season (Nov-Dec) we are open 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm. Coaches are welcome, however must book.